So, time for my post-Oscars rant. Not much new to say except that I’m in the same place I was last year at this time- sitting on my couch having not watched one second of the show. Still at once envious of the winners’ wealth and fame and convinced of their ultimate irrelevance.
“Based on real events” is the caveat that should scream, “Hey, what you’re about to see largely didn’t happen the way we’re going to portray it, but enjoy the show, because we had fun making it, and it is art and you should appreciate the craft and our efforts. And feed me. Stroke my ego and tell me I’m awesome. Because apart from your fawning praise and envy of my lifestyle, I’m an empty vessel in search of what is real.”